The Senate Democrats broke trust, betrayed both Democrats and Republicans and, most importantly, jeopardized bipartisan state spending plans that are important to so many people and communities. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2015 CONTACT: Sarah Stewart, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7720 Rep. Michelle Caldier votes ‘no’ on gas tax package Early July 1, the House of Continue reading
McCabe supports bipartisan capital budget plan passed by Legislature
With a strong bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives approved a capital budget spending plan that puts $875 million toward schools and education, including $200 million for class size reduction.
Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, voted in favor of the plan.
House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen praises the final operating budget, which provides significant increases for K-12 education, cost-of-living increases for teachers, and a reduction in tuition rates at Washington’s colleges and universities. Continue reading
Rep. Manweller to continue push for legislation assisting Quincy hospital after facility overwhelmed after weekend Gorge event
Rep. Matt Manweller is renewing his efforts to help the Quincy Medical Center handle the workload when the Gorge Amphitheater hosts concerts and events after the hospital was inundated with patients after the Paradiso music festival.
On June 30, the Washington State Legislature passed the $3.9 billion 2015-17 capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, the assistant ranking member on the House Capital Budget Committee, released the following statement… Continue reading
During triple overtime in the Legislature this week, lawmakers successfully passed a two-year operating budget and capital budget. Very early Wednesday, lawmakers went home without adjourning sine die and with more bills still left to cast a vote on. Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, released the following statement: Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2015 CONTACT: Kevin Shutty, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7252 Capital budget funds critical local projects for Shelton, Belfair and Bremerton Important projects for Continue reading
Harris issues statements on operating budget and transportation revenue package
Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, urged fellow lawmakers to vote against Senate Bill 5982, a measure that would increase the state’s gas tax by nearly 12 cents a gallon to pay for transportation projects in Washington. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 CONTACT: Kylee Zabel, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7031 Jess Honcoop, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7869 Kochmar, Miloscia vote in favor of 30th District Continue reading
Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, who hosted two cleanup events at the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting earlier this year, successfully secured capital budget funding for continued restoration efforts at the cemetery. Continue reading
Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, voted in favor of the 2015-17 operating budget Monday. It passed the House 90-8 and the Senate 38-10. Continue reading
In this episode of Capitol Conversation, Rep. Chad Magendanz talks about the accomplishments of the 2015 regular and special sessions, including funding of K-12 education in the state operating budget, reduction of higher education tuition, money for the K-3 classroom reductions, and cost-of-living increases for teachers. Continue reading
House Bill 1897, which would establish the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth-Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), was approved 43-1 by the Washington State Senate today. It was unanimously approved 97-0 Sunday evening in the state House. Continue reading
A bill sponsored by Rep. Liz Pike received the governor’s signature Tuesday, just hours before the lawmakers left Olympia after adjourning the Legislature’s third special session this year. House Bill 1157 would allow licensing subagents to keep a portion of fees collected when a “quick title” is issued.
Monday evening, the Washington State House and Senate approved and sent to the governor a $38 billion two-year operating budget, which goes into effect July 1. Rep. Norma Smith?, R-Clinton, voted for the spending plan and issued the following statement…
On June 29, the Washington State House and Senate passed the bipartisan 2015-17 operating budget. Rep. Melanie Stambaugh, R-Puyallup, voted in favor of the budget and released the following statement. Continue reading
McCabe introduces the ‘Travis Alert Act,’ aiding first responders in emergencies in identifying those with autism, disabilities
On the final days of the third special session Rep. Gina McCabe had assistance in introducing her last bill of the 2015 legislative session. Travis, a nonverbal child with autism, assisted McCabe in dropping the draft language off at the Code Revisor’s Office in Olympia.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2015 CONTACT: Nick Jacob, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-5097 Rep. Graham Hunt votes ‘no’ on 2015-17 operating budget On Monday evening, Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, voted Continue reading